Today was a very full day in Computer Land. We held three seminar’s throughout the day with Cisco/AOS representatives concerning PCI and HIPAA compliance and also to introduce them to a new monitoring option available called a MARS box. I had the opportunity to meet a lot of people, or to actually put a face to a name (several I have talked to on the phone before). It was a good day and an eye opener to several of the people (including me) about PC security. We found out that Yahoo Messenger now has a ‘key stroke cache’ thingy…hehe, still not par on my tech terms…but in other words, when logged into the Yahoo messenger the key strokes you make can be remembered and transmitted. Therefore if you type any personal information (passwords, account numbers) people can get that info from you. It was great getting to sit in on the seminar, and a lot of good info was given out.
It was somewhat of a weird day for me, becaus this security option is what started the hoopla at The Corp back in August…that eventually led to me no longer working there. But it’s all good, some things are just meant to be. I hear that things at The Corp are going well, and I’m glad. I did run across some blogs/posts of some of the employees that I knew while working there and they made me kind of sad/frustrated. I was perceived as an evil person that was very uncaring about the individuals that worked for me…that really saddens me. Was I perfect manager…no, I had days when I was grouchy or in a bad mood. The past three years or so I was under a lot of undue stress (which I cannot explain to the world or even defend myself against the way I was at work, because of reasons I cannot discuss – don’t you hate that you can’t discuss what you can’t discuss…which also makes it so one cannot defend oneself). I enjoyed working with everyone at The Corp, they were a great group of people. I was unable to tell them that given the circumstances of which my last week was spent there. I hope they all do well and I hope to be able to see them in a setting outside of The Corp at some point in the future. Though I was given the name ‘Supreme Overlord’, I thought it was a joke about the number of hats I wore for the company and the work I did…I’m beginning to fear that it was a joke behind my back about the fact that they felt I ‘lorded’ over my employees. (Sorry guys!)
We live life to learn and we learn by living life. Eventually things may work out so that my life will be open enough to allow people to know why I have acted as I did in the past. I am learning to live life regardless and not to allow the present situation to rule my attitude. May I succeed at this new chance!